Adoption special to make room for rescues in Barry's path

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local animal shelter wants to help shelters in the path of Tropical Storm Barry on the Gulf Coast, but in order to do so, it needs to make some room.

The Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA will be holding a Rescue Special adoption event this weekend in an effort to make room for animals being brought up from Louisiana.

Between July 13 and 15, the fee to adopt a kitten or adult dog or cat will be $25.

CASPCA is sending its Compassionate Care-A-Van and another van to Louisiana, with both expected to arrive on Monday.

Shelters in Louisiana are being evacuated after a state of emergency was declared and flooding has already begun.

The vans will pick up animals from the Terrebonne Parrish Animal Shelter in Gray, Louisiana, which is in the path of the tropical system.

By taking in animals that were already in the shelter before the storm and transporting them to Charlottesville for treatment and adoption, the CASPCA will be helping the Louisiana shelter make room for animals that are displaced by the storm.

"It's hard to imagine what people are going through in Louisiana right now," said CASPCA Executive Director Angie Gunter. "We hope that by transporting homeless animals out of the area, people will be able to focus on staying safe. And we are happy to give these animals another chance at finding homes."

CASPCA says, during this time, it will be facing a higher demand for resources, so it is also looking for monetary or pet care donations. Pet care products can include large crates, paper towels, wet cat and dog food, newspapers, laundry detergent, yoga mats and more.

For more information on items that can be donated to help the shelter, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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